You may have seen an air plant hanging in an open-faced glass vase or hanging from a seashell at your local garden center. They are becoming popular. Air plants are easy to grow if you follow a few rules – and easy to kill if you don’t. Air plants may be sold with the hype that they live on nothing but air, but this is not the case.
African violets are pushing the envelope when it comes to colors and flower forms. Ruffles, anyone?
When I was a child, I was totally mesmerized by the intense colors of the African violets that seemed to bloom continuously on my grandmother’s windowsills. I would stare in wonder at those jewel-colored blooms surrounded by collars of fuzzy leaves, fully convinced that only experienced gardeners of my grandmother’s reputation could get plants to bloom so gloriously indoors.
When it comes to roses, some of us just can’t say no. Here’s the true confession of one local gardener.
There are people who say that autumn is their favorite time of year. I’m not one of them, although God knows I’ve tried. Yes, …
In this issue our primary focus is on perennial gardens – beautiful perennial gardens.
I’m not always the sharpest trowel in the garden bucket, but even I have noticed a recent trend in horticulture.
Illinois is an agricultural state. We all know that, right? But did you also know that Illinois imports 90 percent of its food